Tuesday, February 28, 2017
A New Month
I take the worse pictures in the world! I have decided this year is not going to be about goal setting, but to enjoy. I have enjoyed the first two months of this year. Minis make me happy, block making makes me happy. I enjoy working with those small pieces. This was my quilt guild's challenge "hearts desire" and my heart's desire is to some day own a small cabin in the woods. I love whimsy and tiny buttons, too.
And Charlotte - I so enjoy these odd ladies. Each has their own character that is so fun to play with. I plan to make each into it's own mini - each to be enjoyed on it's own rather that as a whole quilt.
And I did get the camp quilt finished. Fun bits of camping print scraps turned into stars with left overs from the brown bear quilt. I did purchase the 'RealTree' hunting print for the outer border, but it added to this quilt.
I used a meander with some wonderful 'Autumn' varigated thread (gifted, and thank you) and the back is double polar fleece which means I didn't use a batting. A lot of people struggle making men's quilts, but I enjoy them.
Although no goals, I do have a huge list of things I play with thru the month:
Two Step QAL, Temecula Quilt Co (geese), Bleeker Street QAL (making minis with sections), RSC17 (fun piggies), Solstice, 2 Hexie projects, Quilt Doodle (30' Dresdens - yet to start), Patch Work QAL, Yankee Diary, and the Bag Ladies.
I don't beat myself up if I don't get to one or the other as things will get caught up as I see fit. And I am trying to quilt one of my own (in that bottomless tote) UFOs and sending one of the large ones out to my long armer - they might get done this way. My long armer just finished up one of the biggies and I hope to get the binding on so I can use the weekend to hand stitch the binding.
And Miss Spite decided to show Moe who was boss and took over the high ground.
March should be a mix bag of weather and quilting - time to enjoy,